Isaiah 48:8-18 NIV

8 You have neither heard nor understood;1 from of old your ear2 has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous3 you are; you were called a rebel4 from birth.

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9 For my own name's sake5 I delay my wrath;6 for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off.7

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10 See, I have refined8 you, though not as silver; I have tested9 you in the furnace10 of affliction.

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11 For my own sake,11 for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed?12 I will not yield my glory to another.13

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Israel Freed

12 "Listen14 to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called:15 I am he;16 I am the first and I am the last.17

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13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,18 and my right hand spread out the heavens;19 when I summon them, they all stand up together.20

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14 "Come together,21 all of you, and listen: Which of [the idols] has foretold22 these things? The LORD's chosen ally23 will carry out his purpose24 against Babylon;25 his arm will be against the Babylonians.a

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    • a 48:14 - Or "Chaldeans"; also in verse 20
      15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called26 him. I will bring him, and he will succeed27 in his mission.

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      16 "Come near28 me and listen29 to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;30 at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD 31 has sent32 me, with his Spirit.33

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      17 This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer,34 the Holy One35 of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches36 you what is best for you, who directs37 you in the way38 you should go.

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      18 If only you had paid attention39 to my commands, your peace40 would have been like a river,41 your righteousness42 like the waves of the sea.

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